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Key Points for Gihan Perera

  • Gihan Perera, a business futurist and author, equips individuals and organizations to thrive in a rapidly changing world through his insightful guidance and expertise.
  • With over 25 years of experience, Gihan empowers leaders globally to navigate uncertainty with clarity, confidence, and resilience, fostering a culture of adaptability and growth.
  • Through engaging keynote presentations and interactive programs, Gihan delivers thought-provoking insights and future trends with humor and interaction, leaving audiences feeling optimistic and empowered about the future.
  • As a pioneer in embracing emerging technologies and trends, from AI to online presentations, Gihan's expertise spans various domains, enabling individuals and businesses to embrace change and seize opportunities proactively.

Topics for Gihan Perera

  • Seeing into the future
    Practical foresight for a fast-changing world
    Welcome to a world where uncertainty, change, and disruption rule! The best leaders don’t promise certainty, but they offer more clarity and confidence so we can all make better, more well-informed decisions now.
    Welcome to a world where uncertainty, change, and disruption rule! External pressures beyond our control have a massive impact on lives, and we’ve all seen this in the last few years.
    We would love to have certainty about our future, but that’s impossible in a fast-changing world. Don’t step back and make your plans shorter and your goals smaller. Instead, learn to think like a futurist, so you can think ahead to see what’s around the corner and over the horizon.
    Discover how to anticipate trends, spot opportunities, and prepare today for an uncertain tomorrow. The best leaders don’t promise certainty, but they offer more clarity and confidence so we can all make better, more well-informed decisions now.
    In this compelling keynote for forward-thinking leaders at all levels, learn the essentials of futurist thinking so you can inspire, motivate, and lead your team through an uncertain – and exciting – future.¬
    Key Messages
    • Understand the key external factors that could affect your short-term, medium-term, and long-term plans.
    • Broaden your thinking to have an external perspective.
    • Engage the diversity and different perspectives of the entire team.
    • Adopt the mindset of an active learner and possibility thinker.
    • Stay relevant, flexible, and resilient in your planning.
    • Customers on your side.
  • Leveraging AI
    The AI revolution is here, and ChatGPT has made it real for millions around the world. If you’re not already engaging with AI, you’re falling behind. But it’s not as simple as just switching it on and hoping for the best!
    The robots are not coming – they are already here! AI has been simmering away in the background for decades, and ChatGPT was the tipping point that made it mainstream.
    The AI revolution is here, and will continue to shape the way we live and work. If you’re not already engaging with AI, you’re falling behind. But it’s not as simple as just switching it on and hoping for the best!
    In this engaging and eye-opening presentation, you’ll understand how to leverage AI – to enhance your customer experience, empower your team to collaborate with AI, and elevate productivity and performance to stay ahead of the game.
    Key Messages
    • See real-world case studies showcasing AI in use.
    • Understand some of the ethical considerations and challenges.
    • Develop a well-rounded perspective on AI that balances its potential and limitations.
    • Explore the potential benefits and opportunities of AI for your organisation.
    • Learn how to identify and engage ‘AI champions’ in your team.
  • Humans and machines – Better together
    Engaging the customer of the future
    The world’s in flux, and so are your customers. Are you keeping up? Your future success depends on leaders who can navigate uncertainty, teams with a customer-first mindset, and a culture that embraces change.
    The world is in flux, and so are your customers. Are you keeping up?
    If you don’t know what matters to them now, they will choose somebody else who does.
    Many businesses start with a laser-focused view of their ideal customer, but over time, they drift apart. Far too often, the customer – your business’s true north – is forgotten. And in a fast-changing world, it’s easier than ever for competitors to swoop in.
    The organisations that succeed adapt to the changing customer, with leaders who can lead in uncertainty, team members who put the customer first, and a culture that embraces change. In this engaging and eye-opening presentation, we look at the modern customer: what captures their imagination, what drives their loyalty, and what you need to do to stay ahead of the game.
    Key Messages
    • Understanding the five key trends shaping the post-pandemic customer.
    • Knowing how your customer's journey has changed.
    • Creating stronger ties with your customers.
    • Engaging customers in creating better products and services.
    • Tapping into the diversity of team members when solving customer problems.
  • Fit for the future
    Thriving, not just surviving, in a fast-changing world
    In an era of rapid change marked by digital growth, climate action, evolving workplace norms, AI, and more, it’s easy to think the future is outside our control. But that’s not true. We all have the opportunity to shape the future – and that starts now.
    The world is changing at breakneck speed, and we know there’s more uncertainty and disruption – but also opportunity – in our future.
    From digital expansion to climate action, from fresh faces in the office to new rules on how and where we work, and from social change to AI – these aren’t just disruptions, they are your next big chance.
    You might think the future is outside your control, but that’s not true. We can’t be future proof, but we can be future ready. We all have the opportunity to shape the future – and that starts now.
    Let’s explore the trends shaping our future, understand the skills and mindset we most need now, and learn how to thrive in a fast-changing world. Come ready to think, laugh, learn, and leave with a game plan for your own future.
    Key Messages
    • Understanding the most important trends shaping our world.
    • Being an active learner and possibility thinker.
    • Leveraging the diversity in your team and community.
    • Taking control of your own future.
    • Bright sparks.
  • Building a culture of change agents
    Disruption and innovation are two sides of the same coin: They are both about change, but it’s disruption when change happens to you and innovation when you create the change yourself. We have all faced massive disruption, and it’s now time to start being proactive. The teams and organisations that will succeed in the future are those who create a culture that welcomes and embraces change and innovation.
    Innovation is everybody’s business now, but innovation doesn’t mean you have to invent the next iPhone, find a COVID-19 vaccine, or plan a mission to Mars. The best teams engage in everyday innovation – with an environment that encourages change, respect and trust for the diverse experience and expertise of everybody in the team, conversations that matter for the future, and systems and processes that make change and innovation part of everyday work.
    Key Messages
    • Understand the five key mindsets for future success.
    • Learn what leaders often say that block change and innovation (you’ve probably said them yourself!).
    • Boost trust, judgement, and independence in hybrid teams.
    • Encourage a learning and growth mindset.
    • Make innovation and change an everyday habit, not an optional extra.
    • Take more control of your own future.
  • Future-ready leaders
    From chaos and confusion to clarity and confidence
    We have already faced years of change and uncertainty, and there’s more to come. More than ever, we need leaders to step up and lead the way – providing clarity and confidence in the face of chaos and confusion.
    We have already faced years of change and uncertainty, and the real disruption is still to come. The future of work will be even more fluid – influenced by climate change, working from home, diversity and inclusion, generational shifts, AI and automation, changes in global economic power, and more.
    If your people are burnt out, fed up, falling behind, and pushing back, you’re not alone! More than ever, we need leaders to step up and lead the way – providing clarity and confidence when they face chaos and confusion.
    The best people can – and will – choose where, when, how, and for whom they work. Will you create the sort of workplace that will attract and keep them? And are you the sort of leader they want to follow?
    In this keynote presentation for leaders and managers, you will understand the essential components of the future of work, gain insights into the must-have skills for tomorrow, and learn what it takes to create the best workplace on earth.
    Key Messages
    • Discover how smart, savvy leaders thrive through crisis, recovery, and growth,
    • Learn how to leverage individual skills and talents to create a more agile, resilient, and ‘antifragile’ organisation.
    • Know the five things the best employees want from their workplace.
    • Adopt a mindset of an active learner and possibility thinker.

Testimonials for Gihan Perera

Gihan was such a wonderful presenter and addition to our recent HP Connect event. His energy and ability to break down concepts and make it real left the audience wanting more! Attendees loved him!

A great balance of personal story, humour and interesting content, and his interaction with the crowd was fantastic. I can't think of how we could have better started the day.
Australian Medical Association

Gihan delivered a thoughtful and thought-provoking discussion which included interesting data and trends, impacts and relevance to our workplace, and long-term future of work ideas.

I have worked with Gihan over two countries and several industries, bringing him in as keynote speaker, trainer and workshop facilitator. He listens, understands where your organization and team is at, and tailors his content and format accordingly.
Siemens Healthineers

Gihan forces us to break out of our existing paradigms to think of how we can lead our organisation into the future.

Gihan Perera was excellent with the crowd. He adapted his presentation to work with the demographic of our attendees and was relatable, funny and very educational. He was excellent to work with in the briefing phase of the event preparation and he asked intelligent and targeted questions to really get to know his audience. Gihan was professional on arrival with confirming his AV requirements, slick in his delivery and a dream guest speaker to work with. Thanks Gihan!  
Department of Fire and Emergency Services

Gihan perera’s professional, thorough and collaborative approach were evident in all our dealings with him. Framed by Gihan’s entertaining presentation style, his relevant knowledge of key issues in local and global context, practical tips and tools for the workplace, and his understanding of emerging trends resonated with the group and contributed to our leadership conference’s success. Overwhelmingly positive feedback and light-bulb moments from delegates.
Energy & Fertilisers Corporate Communications Manager
Wesfarmers Chemicals

Gihan Perera’s candid style and humour won over the packed house from the moment he began speaking. It came as no surprise when he received the highest rating of all the guest speakers we had on the day. If you get a chance to bring him into your organisation or conference, I strongly recommend you do so before someone else books him.
Marketing Manager – Corporate Solutions
JLL Australia

Gihan Perera's presentation was a great opening session at our recent senior leaders forum. He cleverly integrated his knowledge and facts about technology evolution and other global disruptions into a compelling story about the change occurring in our working lives, and how we can best respond to it as leaders and individuals.
National Events Manager
Engineers Australia

Gihan Perera was an excellent choice of speaker who was motivational, humorous and thought-provoking. With a Congress objective to inspire and challenge delegates, Gihan fulfilled the brief perfectly.
General Manager WA
Energy Queensland

Our delegates at the Engineers Australia WA leaders conference this year were enthralled by Gihan Perera’s keynote address. His energy and enthusiasm (with a good dose of humour) engaged the audience and set the scene for the rest of the day.
General Manager WA National Events Manager
Leading Age Services Australia Ltd

We were extremely happy with Gihan Perera as were our delegates for the Australian Association of Practice Management conference held in Perth 2017. Not only was I personally impressed with his professionalism and thoroughness but Gihan received an extremely high rating from the attendees (in fact one of the highest for our 4 day conference) and I would recommend him to anyone wanting to be informed, entertained and impressed! We need more Gihan’s in the world!
Australian Association of Practice Management

Gihan Perera set a new standard for our members. Great value, his content was fresh and new, plus inspirational and aspirational all at the same time. From an organiser's perspective he was extremely efficient and effective, delivered exceptional value and made my job of delivering excellence so much easier.
Society of Consumer Affairs Professionals (SOCAP)

Fantastic! Feedback was all positive and I heard that people were leaving to go and get their colleagues to come. This was the best attended non-mandatory company-wide briefing we have had in the 7 years I've been here
Customer Insights Manager

Gihan Perera really hit the mark at our International Conference. His unique message and humour engaged my diverse member audience and left them feeling inspired and empowered. I have worked with Gihan over many years and I am always impressed with how he evolves his presentations with the most current and future trends.
Professionals Real Estate Group

I was very happy with what you did to personalise the session and make it so practical. Genuine take home value that brokers can implement to make a positive impact on their businesses
Mortgage and Finance Association of Australia (MFAA)

We loved it and had great feedback on your keynote. Bravo!
Group Training Australia

Gihan Perera is an engaging speaker with a wonderful way of making sense of the many wild and wonderful visions of the future, and transposing them into what it might really mean for normal mortals!
AMP Financial Planners Association Ltd